Sunday, February 27, 2011

Knitting Louisa Harding’s Sofia

My knitting plans that I laid out back in January are no longer valid.  My vision has gone from cold weather to warm weather knitting.  I’ve shifted gears and decided to start knitting lightweight/short sleeved garments.  This includes knitting Sofia by Louisa Harding. 

So far, Sofia is knitting up nicely.  The instructions are very good and are given line by line.  I’m knitting the back section working my way up along the armholes.  There are front left and right sections to knit. The front edges are knit as a separate piece and then hand stitched along the fronts, bottoms and back edges.  This will be time consuming for me, but I’m sure it will be worth my efforts. 

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I’m using a beautiful teal yarn called Revue by Reynolds.  The yarn has a bit more green than the picture shows.  It’s 100% merino and it’s soooo soft and squishy.  I got gauge with 20 sts using size 7 needles.  The twist in this yarn is exceptional.  I anticipate using less than half a bag of this yarn…somewhere around 500-600 yards.  Did I say bag?  Yes, I ended up buying 3 bags of this yarn in 3 different colors.  The other two bags contains aubergine and navy.  The bags were on sale and I couldn’t pass up the potential of making future  cardigans from this lovely yarn. 

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The Sofia cardigan is from the Cardigans by Louisa Harding book I purchased last year.  This book was a wonderful find as there were many cardis that caught my attention and would love to knit. 

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Kitty is beautiful lace and cable cardi design.  I think this would be a fun knitting project that would definitely keep my attention. 

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Here’s Minnie also from the Cardigan book.  This cardigan can be knit with short or long sleeves and with lace or cable trims. 

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I’m back to knitting garments in pieces versus in the round.  That means more seams and keeping my knitting skills in check. 

If you get a chance, check out the this wonderful book by Louisa Harding. 

1 comment:

del said...

Those are some pretty designs. I love that color you're using. Can't wait to see the FO!